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CBS
Mar 13, 2011 11:00pm EDT
,,,, >>> crippled by disaster, thousands now feared dead in japan. [ sirens ] the crisis growing worse by the minute. we have a lot of breaking news coming out of japan tonight. first officials confirmed there has now been an explosion at one of the country's nuclear plants. these are live pictures from japan. we also learned a few moments ago that 2000 bodies were discovered washed up on a beach. here's the latest from japan. >> reporter: images from overhead show the nearly decimated poor town of minamisaricu. dramatic pictures of the impact shows the same town being swept away. destruction is everywhere. survival tales are emerging as well. this man jumped in a cab telling the man to outrun the incoming tsunami. >> he wanted to stop at stop signs i just said go. >> reporter: and a man carried out to sea on the roof of his home was rescue. two u.s. aircraft carriers are at the ready. american rescue teams with sniffer dogs have arrived to search for survivors. helicopters are delivering food and supply. many are still without food and water. stores here in tokyo have been strip
CBS
Mar 14, 2011 11:00pm EDT
are coming out of japan. right now, it's believed there is a major radiation leak coming from that nuclear plant damaged in last week's earthquake. just a short thyme ago, japan's prime minister warned anyone living within 19 miles of the plant to stay inside. tonight, charlie d'agata reports for wjz from tokyo. >> reporter: troubles worsen in japan's fukushima plant. this one at unit 2. radiation levels shot up. nuclear rods in that reactor overheated on monday. 11 workers were injured. japan has asked for expert help but officials are downplaying the severity. >> no, it will manage. >> reporter: residents still in the area of fukushima were evacuated. this shelter is at capacity. and thousands of people were screened for radiation exposure. my biggest concern, she says, is nuclear radiation. it will jeopardize our health. while the fear of radiation hangs in the air, on the ground it's aftershocks. some of them powerful enough to be considered earthquakes in their own right that threaten a nuclear -- the nuclear problem and hamper rescue efforts. [ sirens ] >> reporter: that's the down o
CBS
Mar 20, 2011 11:00pm EDT
inside the home were able to escape. >>> just an hour ago, a big jump in the death toll. police in japan now estimate that 18,000 people are dead. on a more positive note officials tonight report progress in the battle to prevent a nuclear catastrophe. here is the latest. >> reporter: a much needed sign of hope beneath this rubble. crews pulled an 80-year-old woman and her grandson out of the rubble nine days after the tsunami destroyed their home. the two had been trapped in their kitchen and survived by eating yoghurt and other food in their refrigerator. positive developments also emerged from the fukushima nuclear power plant. two of the facilities' six reactors are now under control and crews plan to soon restart critical water pumps needed to cool hot reactors but pressure in another unit spiked forcing officials to release more radio active steam. while there are scenes of progress at the nuclear plant, residents face new fears after traces of contamination were found in the food supply. tainted spinach and milk turned up at nearby farms. in one village, residents are asked not to
CBS
Mar 11, 2011 11:00pm EST
a powerful earthquake sends a tsunami crashing into japan. tonight the growing dangers, the destruction and the effects felt on u.s. shores. >>> hello everyone i'm denise koch. we are following new developments tonight out of japan. following that horrible earthquake and tsunami. incredible pictures have been coming out of japan in the last 24 hours. japan issued a state of emergency for five nuclear reactors at two power plants. thousands are evacuated as workers try to get the reactors under control and prevent a melt down. up to this hour there has not been a radiation leak. wjz is live, randall pinkston is covering the disaster. but we -- >> reporter: the initial 23- foot wall of water washed homes, cars and entire villages up to 3 miles inland. before sucking some of it back out to sea. thousands are injured, more than 500 are confirmed dead, but with more than 700 people still missing the death toll is expected to rise. >> all we see is a pile of debris. we've been looking for people but we see nobody. >> reporter: by nightfall, fires rage throughout the quake zone. japan is used
CBS
Mar 27, 2011 11:00pm EDT
at the same time. [ male announcer ] in the network, >>> a growing nuclear disaster, radiation from japan arrives in maryland. >> why health officials say you shouldn't worry. good evening, thanks for joining us, new developments in the disaster in japan, another 6.5 quack shook the country. at the crippled reactioner radiation levels are 100,000 times higher than normal. it's too dangerous for workers to get in the reactor, the government confirms radiation has reached the east coast. derrick val court plains what's being done. miniscule amounts of radiation. state and federal officials are urging people not to worry about it. >> it's a long trip from the disaster in japan to here, but some radiation has made it. officials have announced i'd dine 131 has been detected in rain water in pennsylvania and massachusetts. >> the rainwater radiation levels are 25 times below the level that would be of concern. >> it's less still than a plane flight, particularly if you go to the clinic and have an x- ray, that's higher radiation. >> tests of of rain water if maryland have detected no radiation
CBS
Mar 26, 2011 12:00am EDT
of iran and has ruled with an iron fist. >>> in japan tonight, the situation is grave and serious, according to that country's prime minister. the damage is more dangerous than they thought after a breach in the reactor. people living in 20 miles are urged to stay indoors or evacwait and the death toll has risen to 10,000. >>> tonight there's new reaction to the incident at reagan international airport admits he was sleep. this is new video of him leaving his home today. when asked for a comment, he declined. congress is calling for a full investigation. >> reporter: the reagan controller went silent for 33 minutes. he's been suspended from his job by the faa. >> i'm outraged. i want to know why this happened. >> reporter: so to congressman andy harris. the commission is planning a formal review. >> we have to make sure someone in the middle of the night doing an important job is awake. >> the 20--year veteran admitted he fell asleep just at 11:55 p.m. the pilot reached out to an air traffic controller 40 miles away. >> i called them on the commercial line and there's no answer. >
CBS
Mar 18, 2011 12:00am EDT
's news station. >>> close to catastrophe. japan does everything it can to stop the melt down. marylanders scramble to get out of the country before more radiation is unleashed. >>> here is what people are talking about. new reports of smoke from the nuclear reactor. emergency workers try to stop a nuclear nightmare. kelly mcpherson has the panic of americans trying to leave. but first how those around the nuclear power plant are coping with the crisis. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: a steady stream of electricity could be the next hope for the fukushima dai-ichi plant. the power line to one of the reactors is ready. >> if the cooling systems and reactors are sound and then the power comes on, we might look at that moment as the beginning of the end. >> 11,000 spend fuel rods. in one unit the rods are exposed and could catch fire. crews spend thundershowers dousing the plant with water but piking radiation levels forced them to keep their distance. 300 inside the plant pumping sea waters into the reactors. panic is palpable. airplanes are jammed. thursday the u.s. government of
CBS
Mar 19, 2011 11:00pm EDT
attacks. >>> now to japan where crews are working around the clock to avoid a nuclear disaster. firefighters are trying to keep the reactors from overheating. there's also a new worry in japan tonight. radiation in food. the government says it found dangerously high levels of radiation in spin nash and milk at some nearby farms. >>> it's been a dramatic journey home for a howard county college student who spent 48 hours in airports. suzanne collins talked to the mother and the student. i'm sure that mother was very glad to have that daughter home, suzanne. >> reporter: you bet. danielle jacobs says she's sorry for the victims, the destruction and the nuclear threat, but she wishes she never had to leave that country. >> reporter: there are welcome home balloons and a cake. mother and daughter are finally reunited. danielle jacobs is a towson student studying since september at tokyo university. she was in class when the earthquake struck. >> we'd had earthquakes before, so it was no big deal. then it just kept going. then it got a lot harder and the floor was shaking with the
CBS
Mar 15, 2011 11:00pm EDT
, maryland's news station. >>> nuclear nightmare, a string of explosions and fires at japan's nuclear power plant. could more radiation leak out. >>> i'm vic carter. they're forced to abandon their efforts at a power plant because it's too dangerous. another crisis at the fukushima daiichi nuclear plant. a second fire in reactor four. radiation levels have fallen since tuesday's explosion and fire, but officials are concerned about possible core damage in the no. 2 reactor. residents and even nuclear experts are frustrated with the government's communication. >> i'm not being told what to do by really any authority figure whatsoever. >> we have not been getting reliable dose estimates out of the japanese government. >> some people are not taking any chances. they're boarding flights out of tokyo's airports. >> we're going to take a precautionary measure and get farther away. >> reporter: people are are going to school, going to work, but it's impossible to know what risks they face. >> this man took his family and fled the danger zone to escape potential exposure. >> i'm very, very worried,
CBS
Mar 22, 2011 11:00pm EDT
by soldiers. their driver is still missing. >>> new alarm in japan tonight as another earthquake hits the area where workers are trying to repair a nuclear plant. as of yet there are no reports of new damage of the nuclear plant, where workers are still trying to hook up power lines to all the reactor units. and also tonight, the fda says it is halting imports of food from that area of japan. that includes dairy and produce. seafood from japan will be screened from radiation before it is sold to the public. >>> proud parents speak out to honor their son. a marine killed fighting in afghanistan. staff sergeant james malachowski was killed saturday. he was based out of camp lejun north carolina. malakhowski had already served two tours in iraq and had received medals for his service. >> i have never felt this much pain. >> we want him to be remember -r remembered for what he did. everybody that works for him looked up to him. >> reporter: he leaves behind a wife, two sons and baby on the way. >>> highest honors. tonight a baltimore county firefighter killed in the lineover duty is presented a r
CBS
Mar 25, 2011 12:00am EDT
how to take over the mission in libya. >>> in japan, two workers were injured on the site. tokyo's regional governor drank a glass of water and called it delicious to reduce the fear. >>> a benefit concert for the victims. hillary han was forced to cancel her concert in japan. so instead she is donating all funds from this concert to japan. >>> elizabeth taylor has been buried today. taylor died wednesday of congestive heart failure, she was 79 years old. >>> a census milestone for the u.s. the number of hispanic people living in america is growing. according to the new census data, one in every 76 citizens are hispanic. >>> your next beer is likely going to cost you more money. maryland lawmakers are moving closer to approving higher taxes on alcoholic drinks. tonight kai jackson explains why some say the tax is necessary. >>> an increase in maryland's alcohol tax isn't a done deal. but those keeping score say it's pretty close. food may fill your stomach but alcohol sales in many bars and restaurants paying the bills for restaurant owners. >> when you walk into a bar like this,
CBS
Mar 16, 2011 11:00pm EDT
down could add to the 10,000 people already killed in japan's disaster. >> reporter: buckets of water raining down. are dousing from above. inside the plant a heroic group of employees is working around the clock pumping sea water into nuclear reactors, at the same time exposing themselves to potentially lethal doses of radiation. >> we believe radiation levels are extremely high. >> reporter: report some help is on the way in the form of a new power line that would take over the job of cooling some of the reactors. the head of the un agency complains he's not getting the information he needs and plans to assess the situation in person thursday. u.s. energy secretary admits he's baffled. >> there are conflicting reports so we don't really know in detail what's happening. >> reporter: the conflicting reports and uncertainty are spreading fear and anxiety in japan. people here have begun to prepare for the worse. >> reporter: you want to save their life? >> yes. >> reporter: and for that reason they fled tokyo. officials believe over 10,000 people are dead and the struggle continues for
CBS
Mar 23, 2011 11:00pm EDT
will absolutely not lead to a u.s. land invasion. >>> in japan tonight there was a run on bottled water in the area surrounding the nuclear power plant. the radiation is twice the recommended level for babies so parents are advised not to give them tap wort and raid -- water. and radiation has also been found in -- reactor 3. >>> the loss of a legend. tonight fans are mourning the death of elizabeth taylor. she was 79 years old. kenneth gibson reports on taylor's profound effect on hollywood. >> i'm not going to say good- bye to you here in the moonlight. >> reporter: the world did have to say goodbye to elizabeth taylor wednesday. her violet eyes. >> the world is going to miss liz. i know everybody who loved her and worked with her and had the privilege of being in her space is going to be sad for a long time. >> i feel like a cat on a hot tin roof. >> winning academy awards and starring in her own tumultuous love life. she was married 8 times and at the center of scanned lose affair -- scanned a lose affairs. one of her husbands said he would remember her heart and soul were as beauti
CBS
Mar 21, 2011 11:00pm EDT
control to other nations within the next few days. >>> fresh concern tonight, of japan's nuclear plant as smoke forces people to flee. a guard dog calls the situation at the fukushima plant very serious. they are still not sure what caused it but the smoke forced workers trying to cool the reactors to pull out. >>> and news tonight of the first americans confirmed killed. 24-year-old taylor anderson was found dead days after she went missing in the tsunami. she thought english and stayed at the school until all of the children were picked up. you can contribute to help the effort, text red cross to 90999 to make a $10 donation. visit redcross.org or visit redcross.com. >>> tonight hundreds rally in effort to harvest wind power. it's all about creating jobs say supporters. kai jackson has the story. >> reporter: there's some skeptic that is want to see the bottom line. others think this kind of energy is a wind-win for marylanders. you can't see or touch it but air and wind are all around us. theoretically, free for the taking to use for energy. but it's it'll be a lasso around our s
CBS
Mar 29, 2011 11:00pm EDT
, clouds in central maryland right now. the complete forewarning weather is coming up. >>> japan's crippled power plant continues to spewing radioactive chemicals. >>> actor george clooney may be called as a witness in the prostitution case against italy's premier broloscoi is accused of paying a teenager for sex. the 17-year-old known as ruby said clooney and his girlfriend attended parties at the villa. the trial begins next week. >>> sex discrimination at the workplace before the supreme court as wal-mart moves to block a massive lawsuit. the company has a policy of pay -- the woman in the case says the company has a policy of paying men more than women. a decision is expected by this summer. if the lawsuit goes forward, it could include 1.6 million women. >>> as susan collin reports, they don't agree with the man's tactics but they do agree with his decisions. >> reporter: walter wrote governor o'malley because he says that illegal immigrants shutdown his business. he wrote quote, i would put my hands around your neck. >> reporter: avett is back on trial after an earlier conviction is
CBS
Mar 19, 2011 12:00am EDT
. >>> in japan, the death toll is still rising and workers are making progress on the nuclear power plant damaged by the fire. >> reporter: some progress that damaged fukushima dai-ichi nuclear power plant. workers connected a power cord to the facility. the goal is to revive cooling pumps. fire trucks are also spraying water on the unit. officials raised the severity level to a level 5. test flights show the worst contamination hasn't spread past the 19-mile evacuation zone. >> 500 survivors sought rev fuge 130 miles from the plant. many are from villages around the nuclear site and hope they are far enough away to be safe. >> reporter: they receive meals, and medical attention. a tiny square marks the only personal space they have. this mother fled with her son and not much else. i wish i took more photos. three generations. she seen a life time of earthquakes said she thought the world was coming to an end. others ran from the initial disaster after the tsunami hit. the black waterer, she got in her car and barely escaped the waves. she says i thought i was going to die. nobody knows when or i
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